New South Florida Division
11/08/2019 Athens, AL – American Bass Anglers announced today a new Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour division on Lake Okeechobee. The new division (104) will be directed by Donald McMasters Jr and has scheduled events beginning in late December.
The new division will run all of its divisional events out of Okeetanie Campground located on the northwest corner of the lake on the canal that connects Kissimmee River with Okeechobee at 10430 State Road 78 W, Okeechobee, Florida 34974.
You can contact the director at (561)714-3491. Anglers can register for all ABA events online or by calling the ABA office at (256)232-0406.
2020 Okeechobee Schedule
Date: Lake Ramp/Register 12/28/2019 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 1/18/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 2/22/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 4/11/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 5/2/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 6/20/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground 07/25-26/2020 Okeechobee Okeetantie Campground
Central Florida Divisions Reconfigured
In 2019 Lake Toho hosted two Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour divisions. In 2020 these two divisions have been combined into one division (Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour division 21).
Frank Derylak will be the director and will host events out of both Kissimmee City Ramp and Southport. This will provide anglers events out of both the north and the southern portions of Lake Toho.
The newly configured division will host its first tournament next Saturday on 11/16 out of Kissimmee City Park.
You can contact the director at (407)709-1632. Anglers can register for all ABA events online or by calling the ABA office at (256)232-0406.
Division 21 2020 Schedule
Date Lake Ramp/Register 11/16/2019 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp 12/14/2019 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp 1/18/2020 Toho Southport 2/8/2020 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp 3/14/2020 Toho Southport 4/18/2020 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp 5/9/2020 Toho Southport 6/6/2020 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp 7/11/2020 Toho Southport 08/01-02/2020 Toho Kissimmee City Ramp
Entry Fee for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour are $70 for Divisional one-day events and $140 for Divisional Championships. Anglers may register online or call (256)232-0406.
On the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour you can just show up the morning of the tournament and register. New and Renewing members are not charged the $5 onsite late fee as well as active military, life members and visiting ABA directors.
The 2020 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Rules are available online at (LINK)
All boaters fishing any American Bass Anglers are required to have a minimum of $100,000 in boat liability insurance with randoms checks are performed at all ABA events.
For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour visit www.AmericanBassAnglers.com
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